Speaker Profile

MBA, Chair, California State Board of Equalization

Prior to serving on the Board of Equalization, Ma was elected to the California State Assemblywoman from 2006-2012. She was the first Asian American woman to become Speaker pro Tempore of the State Assembly. In the Assembly, Ma passed laws to protect consumers, help working families pay their bills prevent the spread of Hepatitis B, increase access to quality healthcare, and provide equal rights for all Californians. Ma previously served as a San Francisco Supervisor. Prior to her career in public service, Ma worked as an accountant for Ernst & Young, before leaving to start her own accounting practice. Ma has been licensed in California as a Certified Public Account (CPA) since 1992.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: This session will cover how precision medicine overlays into the issue of cost-effective clinical care. The cost of medical care remains a timely topic. Different stakeholders (payers, PHARMA, the government) will engage in a lively discussion on issues related to cost of care, political aspects of care delivery, and how precision medicine applies and can be defined as getting the “right therapy to the right patient at the right time….at the right price.”

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